Education (EDUC) 201
The Profession of Teaching (Revision 4)
EDUC 201: The Profession of Teaching is an introductory level, three-credit course that provides those interested in becoming teachers with a general and balanced overview of the profession. You will look closely at what teachers do and how they do it, and in the process you, as a prospective teacher, will gain a better grasp of the reality of classroom teaching.
EDUC 201 consists of twelve units, each of which examines a particular aspect of teaching:
- Unit 1: Laying the Groundwork
- Unit 2: What Should We Teach?
- Unit 3: Being in Charge
- Unit 4: Teaching
- Unit 5: Learning
- Unit 6: Inclusion
- Unit 7: Indigenous Education
- Unit 8: Planning for Teaching and Learning
- Unit 9: Assessment
- Unit 10: Computers and the Classroom
- Unit 11: Issues in Education
- Unit 12: The Complexity, Challenges, and Rewards of Teaching
To receive credit for EDUC 201 you must complete all of the assignments and achieve a minimum course composite grade of D (50 percent), and a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on the final examination. The weightings for each of these activities are as follows:
|Activity||Credit Weight||Date Due|
|Assignment 1||15% of final grade||End of Unit 4|
|Assignment 2||25% of final grade||End of Unit 6|
|Assignment 3||20% of final grade||End of Unit 9|
|Final Examination||40% of final grade||End of all units|
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Beauchamp, L., & Parsons, J. (2000). Teaching from the Inside Out. Edmonton AB: Duval House.
Beauchamp, L., McConaghy, G., Parsons, J., Sanford, K., & Ford, D. (2000). Teaching from the Outside In. Edmonton AB: Duval House.
Stamp, R. (Ed.) (2005). My Most Memorable Teacher: 100 Stories Celebrating 100 Years of Alberta Teaching Excellence. Calgary: Red Deer Press.
Gish, S. (1994). Mr. Gish, May I Go to the Bathroom? My First Year as a High School Teacher. Port Angeles WA: Deer Park Publications. (PDF)
The course materials include a study guide, course manual, with online readings.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 4, Nov 14, 2018
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